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Kansas City Royals Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Cleveland Indians

Kansas City Royals

vs

Cleveland Indians
Sunday, July 06, 2014 1:05 PM ET
Progressive Field

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians battle on Sunday at Progressive Field as the Indians try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Corey Kluber will take the mound for the Cleveland Indians, and he'll carry a 7-6 record into the contest. Danny Duffy gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals; he's 5-7 so far this season.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Cleveland Indians as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.5-4.1 victory for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians sport a record of 42-44 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 45-41 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Cleveland Indians) and the No. 16 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Stats Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.42 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 11 at 3.98 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.72 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.08 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City was a 7-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as +107 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Cleveland on Saturday at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Monday, July 7th
Cleveland home to New York, Monday, July 7th

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